What pictures should you take after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Feb 5, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

One thing that can help after you get into a car accident is to take photographs of that crash. Doing so may help you if you are seeking compensation for your injuries, for example, or even if you’re just filing an insurance claim.

But what pictures do you take? If you’ve never been in an accident before, you may be unsure how to proceed. Here are a few examples of how photos can help you and what ones you need to take:

Pictures of the scene

For one thing, you want general pictures of the overall scene of the crash. This can help to show the design of the roadway, the position of the vehicles and things of that nature.

Photos of the damage

Pictures of the damage can also help to demonstrate how severe the accident was and how it happened. Crash reconstruction teams will often consider where the damage is on a vehicle or how severe it is when determining fault.

Pictures of identifying information

Next, you may want to take photos to help you identify the other driver. This could include pictures of that person‘s license plate or driver’s license, for instance. After all, you do need to exchange insurance information.

Photos of key elements

Finally, do not hesitate to take any pictures of things you may think may help your case. For instance, if you believe that, the other driver clearly ran a stop sign or some other type of traffic control device, taking a picture of that can help to establish fault.

Taking pictures is only part of the process. Be sure you know about your legal options as you move forward so that you can protect your right to fair compensation.